Section 60th Anniversary Celebration

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A 60th Anniversary Celebration of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section

The IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section first formally came into existence when the local units of the AIEE and IRE merged. It has now been a nice long 60 years, hence this celebration. Details about its history can be  perused at the Section Website and has also been recently updated/published in the October 2023 edition of the Wavelengths - the monthly newsletter (archive can be found here).

The plan is to invite IEEE members and their families, friends and guests, to come and enjoy a afternoon of musuem visit, followed by an evening reception appetizer buffet/hors d'oeuvres, then a brief awards ceremony, and a distinguished IEEE speaker talk on the Future Challenges plus a sumptous dinner.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 04 Nov 2023
  • Time: 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1120 E Kearsley St
  • Flint, Michigan
  • United States 48503

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  • Starts 01 August 2023 08:30 PM
  • Ends 03 November 2023 12:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Admission fee ?
  • Menu: Chicken/Poultry Entree, Vegetarian Entree, Meat Entree


John Verboncoeur John Verboncoeur of Michigan State University


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John P. Verboncoeur (FIEEE) received a Ph.D. (1992) in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). After a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and UCB, he was appointed Associate Research Engineer at UCB. He joined the UCB Nuclear Engineering faculty in 2001 (Full Professor in 2008), where he cofounded and chaired the Computational Engineering Science program (2001-2010). In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (added in 2015) at Michigan State University (MSU), where he currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering. His research interests are in theoretical and computational plasma physics, with a broad range of applications spanning low temperature plasmas for lighting, thrusters and materials processing to hot plasmas for fusion, from ultra-cold plasmas to particle accelerators, from beams to pulsed power, from intense kinetic nonequilibrium plasmas to high power microwaves. He is the author/coauthor of the MSU (formerly Berkeley) suite of open source particle-in-cell Monte Carlo (PIC-MC) codes, including XPDP1 and XOOPIC, used by over 1000 researchers worldwide with over 450 journal publications in the last decade. He has authored/coauthored over 400 journal articles and conference papers, with over 6,300 citations. He was President of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (2015-16), IEEE Director (2019-20), past Acting VP of IEEE Publications, Services, and Products Board (2020), VP-IEEE Technical Activities (2023) overseeing over $450M in revenues, and serves on the Board of Directors for IEEE and the American Center for Mobility national proving ground. He is Associate Editor of Physics of Plasmas and serves on the US DOE Fusion Energy Science Advisory Committee and recently on the Sandia National Laboratories Grand Challenge LDRD External Advisory Board. He has led a number of successful startups, including computerized fitness equipment, digital health systems, distributed publication software including the consumer credit report for a big-three credit bureau, and a role in the US Postal Service mail forwarding system.


03:00 PM to 04:45 PM - Tour of the Flint Institute of Arts w/dozents leading the tour
05:00 PM to 05:45 PM - Reception/Appetizer Buffet at the main Lobby w/ Cash Bar & Soft Beverages

Appetizers: Plant Based meatballs with Chili Lime sauce, Cauliflower Wings with sweet Chili dipping sauce, Vegetable Phyllo cups with sriracha mayo, Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Wasabi Yuzu dipping sauce, Arancini & Rice balls with Cucumber wasabi dipping sauce

06:00 PM to 07:00 PM - IEEE Future Challenges & Opportunities talk by the Vice President of IEEE Technical Activities Board
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM - Dinner (Salads, Main Course and Dessert)

Trio Salad course- Three compartment Silver Dish w/Center Compartment: Chopped Redwood salad- mixed greens, toasted walnuts, dried cherries, gorgonzola cheese with Balsamic Vinaigrette Pipette; Left Compartment: Poached Asparagus with lemon vinaigrette & bell pepper garnish; Right Compartment: Greens with fennel, cucumber, carrots, watermelon radish, roasted beets tossed w/ Balsamic vinagrette.


Choice of Vegetarian Combination Plate (Spinach Mascarpone Ravioli with spicy ginger garlic sauce-edamame, kale and pine nuts,  Stewed eggplant with lemongrass curry sauce, Truffled Potatoes &  Saffron Risotto with carrots, celery, onions, dice tomatoes

OR Halal Beef Tenderloin

OR Halal Chicken

Dessert:  Chocolate Flourless Torte w/ garnish (in season) OR choice of Fresh Fruit

/* Cash Bar will be available */


Brought to you by the IEEE Southeastern Michigan 60th anniversary planning committee


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